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Eleven Securus Technologies Professionals Acquire Certification from Building Industry Consulting Service International Association

Securus Technologies is a leading provider of innovative technical solutions and communication services in the correctional facilities. Their services include emergency response, investigation and biometric analysis, information management, monitoring and communication services. It has its headquarters in Dallas Texas and has offices in Carrolton, Allen, and Atlanta Georgia.


Securus serves over 3,450-law enforcement agencies with over 1.2 million inmates. The company has 2600 contracts in different correctional centers in the United States and a team of about 1000 professionals who help in meeting the company’s goals and objectives. Through the leadership of Richard Smith, the company has invested over $600million in patents, acquisitions, and technologies in the recent past.


Eleven field service specialists from Securus Technologies received certification from Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI), an association in support of the ICT industry. All certificate holders from BICSI receive training on designing, installing, management, and maintenance of the ICT projects. The projects include infrastructure, optical fiber and copper-based distribution system, spaces, pathways, and wireless-based systems.


Over 23,000 ICT professionals in about 100 countries receive training, conferences, publications and credentials from BICSI. Therefore, their vast knowledge in the ICT industry makes them a trusted company by the Securus Technologies in training their professionals. Securus intend to improve on their performance in offering services to the incarcerated using this newly acquired expertise.


Securus Technologies purchased JPay Inc. in 2015 with the intention of providing electronic payments, email, and the introduction of entertainment and educational apps to the correctional facilities. The workers in the company value honesty, transparency, and respond swiftly to emergencies. Following this, they received an A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Accreditation means that they have verified and confirmed Securus ability to honor their promises and recognize the company as the leading service provider of services in the correctional centers. Visit here for more information.

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Draw My Life

Wengie uses this new internet fad, a white board and a black marker to tell us her entire life’s story up until the day she posted the video. You can follow her story from infancy, through childhood and teen years and then catch a glimpse of her adult life so far.

This fad hasn’t been around very long, but Wengie takes advantage of it to draw adorable cartoons of her life.

Here’s where she begins:

January 9th, Wengie was born. She was a small child who loved ice cream.

She then tells us of her move to Melbourne in Australia. Contrary to what you may think she was actually no born in Australia! Her parents moved there and when she was four or so, she followed.

When she was a child, Wengie’s parents and family were very poor after moving from China to Australia, so she grew up with a lot of makeshift toys and home made dress up costumes, rather than store bought.

At the age of seven, Wengie’s family moved to Sydney! She had to start in a new school and didn’t make very many friends right off on account of her shy nature.

As a teen, the internet was just coming into light, so Wengie explored it and would chat online with strangers after school each day!

Music would take hours to download, but when she had a crush and found out his favorite song, Wengie downloaded it and listened to it one hundred and twelve times in one night! Talk about dedicated!

Not long before her senior year of high school, Wengie’s younger brother, Jim was born.

Wengie has, since high school, wanted to please others and make them happy, so when it came time to apply for scholarships, Wengie applied for an accounting scholarship rather than a fashion designer or graphic designer one. She got accepted and it made her parents very proud!

Four years into her accounting job, she resigned due to the inability to express herself.

Since then, she’s been a Social Media Consultant, had a Design Blog, then, a Beauty Youtuber!

Her Youtube channel has been open since February 11, 2013, and she intends to keep it open for many years to come.

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Jennifer Walden MD – Trusted Practioner of Cosmetic or Reconstructive Sugreries

As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden was already a busy woman, and as the mother of twin boys her personal life has to be even busier. So that her sons could be raised near family, Dr. Walden recently made the decision to move her thriving cosmetic surgery practice from New York City to Austin, Texas. Dr. Walden is also active in the noteworthy American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery where she serves on its Board of Directors, and as their Vice Commissioner of Communications.


Among all those obligations, Dr. Jennifer Walden still finds time to be an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She also has the honor of serving as media spokesperson for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. A woman with her credentials, integrity and drive is always welcome in Austin.


Dr. Walden has her own practice now “Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center“, and performs surgery in her own fully accredited office operating suite at Westlake Medical Center where she and her team dedicate themselves to the best of safety and care for all their patients. With privileges at Seton Hospital, Central Park Surgery Center, St. David’s, and Hill Country Memorial in Marble Falls she is not locked down to one location and has recently opened a satellite cosmetic surgery clinic in Marble Falls.


Born and raised in Austin, Dr. Jennifer is a highly educated woman with many awards to her credit which include the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award and the Mavis P. Kelsey Excellence in Medicine Award. Once her residency training was complete, Dr. Walden moved to New York where there was ample opportunity to pursue her chosen specialty in aesthetic surgery. Now, she’s home in Austin, ready to benefit people in her birth state with expertise and skills gained while she was away. Welcome back Doctor.

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Handy Keeps Homes in Great Shape

There are a lot of people that are going to be praising the work that Handy Cleaning Services has done. This company is growing in a way that I never would have imagined, and I think that it is all because of the expanded services that are offered by Handy. I have had some professional cleaners before, but I never saw a cleaning company that also had other services like painting, air conditioning repair and TV mounting. I think that Handy has changed the way that people look at the concept of outsourcing, and I believe that is what makes this company profitable.

Handy seems to thrive in the concept of on-demand services. There has never been a time where there have been so many people that are busy. Homeowners want home cleaning services like this because they simple don’t have the time to do these things. Single mothers like myself also don’t have the ability to do the things like mounting televisions or repairing garbage disposals. I think that this is a great thing for people that also do not have a desire to clean or repair things.

I work enough hours on my job. I don’t want to spend my evenings or weekends cleaning up all the time. This can be a frustrating thing. I would much rather spend my off time doing nothing. Falling asleep reading articles from is my favorite way to pass the time. I take no joy in scrubbing floors or dusting blinds. That is what I book Handy to do. The workers are much better at doing this than I am, and they seem to like doing this more. It is a winning situation for everyone that is involved. I get my home cleaned and contracted workers get paid to utilize their cleaning skills.




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Billy McFarland is an Entrepreneurial Prodigy

Billy McFarland is an “entrepreneurial prodigy” in every since of the two word phrase. He has been far ahead of his time since he was a teenager. For example, McFarland founded his first company before he could even obtain his driver’s permit. at the tender age of 13. The child genius launched an online business with help from his parents, who both have successful careers in the real estate development business.

According to Business Insider and CNBC, Because Billy McFarland was such a tech wiz and natural entrepreneur with god given talent, after he graduated high school he felt as though college would only hold him back. Despite his feeling about attending college he did in fact enroll in Bucknell University. His enrollment was only brief though since he dropped out his freshmen year.

Being a college dropout didn’t cripple McFarland in the slightest. As a matter of fact it may have catapulted him into a successful career as an entrepreneur. Soon after McFarland dropped out he launched his second company, Spling, a content sharing website. He still serves as the company’s CEO to this day.

From there, Billy McFarland continued to succeed in his profession. In spite of his young age and inexperience. In the fall of 2013 he founded Magnises, a credit card company geared toward The “Big Apple’s” young elite. The company also functions as a high end social club that only caters to the exclusive black card owners.

Though the card is labeled as a credit card it actually isn’t since it is not a part of any known bank or other financial institution. In reality, it merely lets an owner transfer funds from a debit or credit card already in possession to the Magnises black card.

Being a carrier of the card comes with great perks as well. A carrier may be allotted discounts on various deals and certain events otherwise unavailable at just a $250 annual fee.

Today, the company has a little over 10.000 members and counting with plans to expand its reach beyond the Northeastern United States, and with a mastermind like Billy McFarland running the show I’m almost certain that it’ll reach all the goals it’s set in the near future.

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Thor Halvorssen Looks To Develop A Foundation Outside The Traditional Activism Community

The traditional view of activists working to better the human rights of people around the world is not often a positive, forward thinking one, but Thor Halvorssen of the Human Rights Foundation is looking to develop a new period of success for himself and his followers seeking to create a world where human rights are available to all.

The New York based film producer takes a positive and energetic approach to the human rights battles he undertakes that also sees him develop a new way of exploring the world to protect those living in closed societies.

Halvorssen believes the majority of major human rights groups waste far too much of their time focusing time, effort, and money on democracies in North America and Europe;Halvorssen is thankful for the work of major groups who he feels allow him to focus on the success he believes he can achieve in lesser publicized areas of the world.

The need to embark on a series of activities in closed societies has included him bringing attention to issues in socialist societies, which are generally ignored by human rights groups around the world.

Over the last few years, Thor Halvorssen has rejected claims he is a conservative and looks to his ownership of a socialist newspaper in Norway and his founding of the Oslo Freedom Forum as evidence of his liberal credentials.

Halvorssen admits his approach to human rights issues may not be the most conventional, but his record of success speaks for itself in terms of political prisoners released and evidence of human rights abuses brought to the attention of the public. Learn more about Thor Hlavorssen:

The unconventional approach of Thor Halvorssen has included his desire to bring together various human rights activists with similarly minded celebrities and reporters who he feels can form mutually beneficial relationships.

The Oslo Freedom forum forms the main basis of the work of Thor Halvorssen alongside his work with the Human Rights Foundation, and sees Halvorssen’s staff bring some of the best known and under reported human rights activists in the world to the stage of this world renowned global discussion group.

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Getting A Competent Lawyer For Business Litigation

Are you facing a legal problem in Brazil? Need a competent lawyer to represent you in Brazil? When legal issues occur, it is advisable to have a good lawyer on your side.


If you are looking for a good lawyer for business dispute or other commercial law issue, it is extremely important to find someone with the experience and skills to render top notch service. Reputation is often a reliable tool for choosing a lawyer.


You need a lawyer you can have good communication and good interaction with, especially if your need for a lawyer is a matter of significance. Be sure to have an initial consultation with the lawyer you are considering. It’s a good idea to check out the lawyer’s website and become familiar with his or her terms and conditions of service. You also need to find out about the lawyer’s fees and the payment plan.


There are many lawyers that handle commercial litigation matters but not all of these professionals are created equal. Some lawyers have better track record than others and you need to be sure you choose a competent lawyer or law firm for your representation. That’s where Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho, a Brazilian lawyer, can help.


 Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has represented clients for more than 22 years in Brazil and is a renowned litigation lawyer. He has one of the most popular law firms in Brazil and has earned a world wide reputation due to his outstanding performance in representing clients.


Legal matters that require litigation can often be complex, and stressful. As a client, it is advisable to find a litigator with the knowledge and skill to handle your case and effectively represent you. Ricardo Tosto provides litigation services in Brazil and is available to discuss evaluate his clients’ legal matter at a time that work for them.


Ricardo Tosto fights on his clients’ behalf. He understands that legal matters involving disputes can be heated and emotional. That’s why he is dedicated to providing his clients with the service and representation they deserve.


For more about Ricardo Tosto please visit

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Nathaniel Ru Shares a Sweetgreen Secret

Undergrads Nathaniel Ru and his co-founders were unhappy with the lack of healthy food choices near their Georgetown University quarters, so following graduation it may have been a natural to craft a trendy salad bar. Extremely popular for their lunch menus, a line out the door is not that unusual. There is also a Sweetgreen app, which is used up to 30% of the time. The app includes large photographs of visually appealing ingredients.


This is healthy, affordable dining, delivered fresh from the farm in the morning. Unlike a burger and fries, there will be no guilt or fat gram calculation regarding the consequences of the meal, nor hunger again before afternoon break. Their menu consists of attractive and unique combinations of fresh, crisp lettuce and leafy greens, grains and poultry, as well as tangy house dish-appropriate dressings, and tasty full-bodied cheese bites. The menu changes five times per year based on available seasonal ingredients and may vary from site to site.


Tech Insider’s David Baer recently investigated the unique salad bar designed restaurant after a new outlet opened near his office in New York. In an article he posted in March 2016, the chain originated 2007 in Washington, D.C., then expanded to New York and California with additional shops opening in Boston and Chicago for a total of 40 stores this year, most in upwardly chic locations. Nathaniel Ru noted expansion is a carefully planned, methodical process.


When interviewed by Tech Insider, Ru explained how Sweetgreen finds their food and creates their particular “service design,” which includes a multitude of healthy ingredients. More than the lunch crowd, however, they are seeking to appeal to dinner and weekend traffic as well.


Walking into a Sweetgreen inspires confidence in great service, a happy culmination of technology and cleanliness. The kitchen is open to view, and easy to see the components and process that goes into each dish. Wait time to order is approximately 15 minutes, whereupon a single welcoming team member walks the patron through the ordering process. Once ordered, there is a designated pick up area.


Nathaniel Ru as well as his co-founders knew they didn’t want a standard institutional position following graduation. Exceptionally disciplined, the three created a business plan and went about raising capital. Their investors saw the passion and belief in their plan. They sell more than lettuce; it’s a brand and a lifestyle. Live the Sweetlife!

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InnovaCare Keen on Implementing LAN Healthcare Program

InnovaCare, Inc. recently announced plans to take part in the Learning and Action Network (LAN) program. LAN is a healthcare payment plan that is currently offered in partnership with private healthcare entities, which seeks to come up with payment models that are geared towards offering quality over quantity healthcare services.

InnovaCare Health is an organization that offers Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicaid services in the state of Puerto Rico. The company’s commitment to LAN is simply an extension of its mission to provide patients with access to quality care that is cost-effective, coordinated and innovative.

InnovaCare Health operates PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare, two of Puerto Rico’s leading health plans. The company also manages Medicaid plans that operate within Puerto Rico’s Government Health Plan (GHP).

LAN Committed Partner

InnovaCare is committed to providing sound patient-provider relationships throughout its networks. By supporting LAN’s mission on, the company seeks to quickly move into alternative care models to serve its customers better. Currently, LAN is committed to tying at least 30 percent of the health care payment models used in the U.S. to new alternative payment methods.

InnovaCare has further committed to take part in a national data collection effort organized by LAN. It will participate in quantitative data surveys and categorize its payments as per the APM framework.

LAN is an innovative idea that seeks to improve the quality of healthcare that patients receive in the United States. Before its inception, health care providers used a payment system that was based on the quantity of services offered. This had a negative effect in the industry in that providers relied on providing quantity services that were devoid of quality healthcare. Simply put, the more patients they treated the higher their pay increased. LAN has been widely accepted in the U.S. with over 100 committed partners drawn from the country’s leading public, private and non-profit organizations.

InnovaCare’s Leadership

1. Richard Shinto, M.D.
As the president of InnovaCare and its CEO, Rick Shinto is at the forefront of the company’s charge to offering quality healthcare services at reduced prices. Dr. Shinto has over 20 years of operational and clinical healthcare experience. Before joining InnovaCare, Dr. Shinto served as Aveta, Inc.’s CEO. He also worked at NAMM California (Chief Medical Officer) and medical Pathways Management Company (Chief Medical Officer and COO).

2. Penelope Kokkinides
InnovaCare’s Chief Administrative Officer is Penelope Kokkinides. With over 20 years of experience in managed healthcare services, Penelope has gained extensive knowledge and experience in developing and managing efficient clinical programs and healthcare processes. She previously worked for Aveta, Inc., Centerlight Care, Touchstone Health and AmeriChoice.

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Geoff Cone Explains Why New Zealand Is A Poor Place For Foreigners To Illegally Hide Money

There are a variety of benefits in setting up a foreign trust. One of the benefits is that many countries have a sliding definition of what constitutes a foreign trust. This means that money can be moved overseas into a foreign tax haven in order to avoid income or other estate taxes on the trust before it transfers to a domestic beneficiary.

Now that might seem like a bunch of fancy language to you, but what it really means is that foreign trusts are used to avoid certain domestic taxes before money is transferred from one person to another. This is usually used in the context of family inheritance. A wealthy parent starts a foreign trust in a tax haven in order to hide his or her money from their own domestic government. Upon the death of a parent, the money then transfers to the children and that transfer of money avoids all sorts of taxes. In the end, the family gets to keep more of the parent’s wealth.

Of course this is unfair to the domestic country. That country misses out on a variety of different taxes that benefit society. That is why there is such strict law concerning foreign trusts in New Zealand.

There has been a lot of fear that New Zealand has become a tax haven for wealthy foreigners. This elicits the image of some Third World country with poor regulation and a corrupt government. Some people might think that the shadow banking industry rules the country. But according to Geoff Cone, this could not be farther from the truth.

Geoff Cone currently runs the only law firm specializing in trusts and tax in the entire country of New Zealand. He knew he wanted to get into tax law as soon as he entered college, and he graduated from the University of Otago with honors. He also achieved a postgraduate degree in trust and tax law.

He immediately moved to Auckland in order to start his career as a lawyer. His knowledge and passion for law caught the eyes of a major law firm in Christchurch. He took a job as a partner for this law firm and moved back to the South Island. Then law took him to the British West Indies where he served as a litigator. But his passion for New Zealand tax law took him back to Auckland, where he now runs Cone Marshall.

The tax lawyer says that New Zealand has incredible oversight and transparency in the banking industry. The country also communicates effectively with foreign governments in order to allow this form governments to enforce domestic tax law. There is no way wealthy individuals would try to hide money in New Zealand’s robust banking system.

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